Drowsy Driving Attorneys Serving Victims in Honolulu, HI
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns that drowsy driving
crashes are more likely than other car accidents to cause serious injuries
or death. Hawaii law says that the drowsy driver who caused your collision
may be held responsible for your losses. To get the compensation you deserve
after an accident caused by a fatigued driver, it is important for you
to take legal action. Leavitt Yamane & Soldner can help with your
drowsy driving accident claim. With more than 70 years of combined legal
experience, our lawyers know what it takes to help you get full and fair
compensation for your injuries.
Contact us today to
schedule a free evaluation
of your case and get answers to questions such as:
- Am I entitled to compensation from the drowsy driver who caused my accident?
- How can I show the other driver's fatigue caused the crash that injured me?
- How can a Honolulu personal injury lawyer help me?
Compensation After a Drowsy Driving Accident
Hawaii requires no-fault insurance, which means every driver must buy insurance
to cover the costs of minor injuries and partial lost wages after a
car accident. Drivers can recover benefits under no-fault coverage regardless of who
was to blame for the car crash. No-fault insurance provides minimal compensation
for covered medical treatment costs and lost wages only - and only up
to the policy limits.
If someone else caused an accident because he or she was driving while
fatigued or drowsy, you may make a personal injury claim against the individual
if you were seriously hurt or a loved one was killed in the collision.
You may be entitled to compensation even if you were riding as a passenger
in the drowsy driver's car.
To make a claim for compensation, you may need to prove:
- That the driver was unreasonably careless
- That the driver's carelessness was the direct cause of the accident
- That you were injured in the accident
A reasonably safe driver would not continue to drive while too tired or
sleepy to safely operate a car. If you can prove that the driver who caused
your crash was engaged in such a high-risk behavior, you may recover compensation
for medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, emotional distress or
wrongful death damages.
Proving Another Driver's Fatigue Caused an Accident
Proving liability for a drowsy driving crash can be more complicated than
other accidents, such as when a driver is on a cell phone or drunk. There
is no breath test for drowsiness or phone records to show that the other
motorist was too tired to drive safely. A Honolulu car accident lawyer
can conduct an investigation and obtain evidence to show that the driver's
drowsiness was the cause of the crash.
Evidence of drowsy driving may include:
- Witness reports of erratic driving
- A sober motorist crossing into oncoming traffic
- A truck driver's logbook
- Statements from the driver
- Evidence that the driver took medications that cause drowsiness
- An accident report prepared at the scene by police
- Testimony from an accident reconstruction specialist
When you are represented by Leavitt Yamane & Soldner, our attorneys
will use our legal knowledge and experience to put together the strongest
possible claim so you have the best chance of full compensation for your
injuries and losses. Our Honolulu personal injury attorneys have decades
of experience negotiating settlements and litigating cases in court. We
charge no legal fees unless we recover compensation for you.
Give us a call or contact us online
now to get your case started.